Gender Equality

In order to achieve gender equality, it is necessary to empower women and girls.

The Taliban’s second emirate

During their second period of rule, the Taliban appear more moderate in a few select areas. This shift is due to a variety of factors, including international expectations and a more self-confident Afghan society. However, it is not a reason for optimism.


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The fate of a girl from Zimbabwe

The author and activist Tsitsi Dangarembga writes about a young woman’s fight for the right to female self-determination in Zimbabwe

Gender equality

In Malawi, women are still not allowed to fish

Project on sustainable fishery deliberately targets women to “bridge the gender gap”

Patriarchal attitudes

How family planning sometimes depends on church or mosque

In West Africa, some faith-based networks promote demographic change


Adapting to fast-changing German society in the 1960s

Nassir Djafari’s novel “Mahtab” tells the story of a migrant woman from Iran who makes Frankfurt her home town


Experiencing feminism in Uganda

In “The First Woman”, Ugandan author Jennifer Makumbi portrays the many facets of feminism in Uganda

LGBTQ rights in Africa

LGBTQ rights in Africa – between progress and backlash

Legal and social attitudes towards LGBTQ persons in Africa vary significantly within societies and between countries.

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Boys face undernutrition too

While research indicates that girls and women are particularly affected by hunger, boys and men must not be forgotten too

Role models

A powerful role model for African girls

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the first woman and the first African to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO)


Malawi is encouraging women to screen for cervical cancer

Due to religious belief and culture, many women in Malawi do not want to go to hospital and be screened for cervical cancer


Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals will require good governance – from the local to the global level.


The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to transform economies in an environmentally sound manner, leaving no one behind.